20% Oil royalty for Sarawak and Tok Nan-style of autonomy

After the quitting of each autocratic leader, it is not hard for the immediate successor who is in control of necessary resources to create a new political wave. After the retirement of Mahathir Mohamad, his successor Abdullah Ahmad Badawi created the so-called “Pak Lah phenomenon”, and won 90.86% of the Parliamentary seats in 2004 for … Continue reading 20% Oil royalty for Sarawak and Tok Nan-style of autonomy

Three scenarios to deal with multi-cornered fights for GE

A political think-tank has outlined three scenarios that could potentially take place during the next general election, following the high numbers of multi-cornered fights in the 11th Sarawak state election. Political Studies for Change (KPRU) executive director Ooi Heng said while the multi-cornered fights that took place during the Sarawak election was a contentious discussion … Continue reading Three scenarios to deal with multi-cornered fights for GE

Isu pertindihan kerusi: Tiga senario menuju PRU-14

Pilihan Raya Negeri Sarawak (PRN Sarawak) 2016 telah menyaksikan sebanyak 26 pertandingan tiga penjuru, 12 pertandingan empat penjuru dan 5 pertandingan lima penjuru bagi kerusi-kerusi Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Sarawak. Jumlah kerusi melibatkan pertandingan tiga penjuru dan ke atas adalah sebanyak 43, bersamaan dengan 52.44 peratus daripada jumlah kerusi DUN Sarawak sebanyak 82. Pertandingan tiga … Continue reading Isu pertindihan kerusi: Tiga senario menuju PRU-14

Peluang terakhir gerakan pembaharuan sebelum PRU-14

Kenyataan pertama Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin setelah digantung jawatan Timbalan Presiden UMNO seiring dengan kenyataan terkini Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Mereka mendesak Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Najib Razak supaya berundur, pada masa yang sama, menolak institusi politik yang korup dan menuntut pembaharuan. Semalam, Selangorkini melaporkan pesanan Anwar yang disampaikan Presiden KEADILAN, Datuk Seri Dr Wan … Continue reading Peluang terakhir gerakan pembaharuan sebelum PRU-14

NGOs: Witch hunt of Bersih leaders a cynical attack on accountable government

We, the undersigned civil society organisations, condemn in the strongest terms the witchhunt of Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections 2.0 (Bersih 2.0) leaders, for successfully organising the the historic Bersih 4 rally on 29-30 August, as a cynical attack on the right to dissent and on the very idea of accountable government. The witch … Continue reading NGOs: Witch hunt of Bersih leaders a cynical attack on accountable government

‘Sosma review committee yet another Najib’s unfulfilled promise’

'Sosma review committee yet another Najib's unfulfilled promise' 4 Nov 2015 Three years since promising to form a committee to review the Security Offences (Safety Measures) Act 2012, Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak has failed to fulfil his promise, think tank Political Studies for Change (KPRU) said. KPRU executive director Ooi Heng said the Hansard … Continue reading ‘Sosma review committee yet another Najib’s unfulfilled promise’

Minimum wage should be relaxed for disabled people

Think tank Political Studies for Change (KPRU) welcomes the raise of minimum wage as announced in Budget 2016, however KPRU opines that the current minimum wage system is unable to protect the people with disabilities, also known in Malay as Orang Kurang Upaya or Orang Kelainan Upaya, or OKU in short. This is because the … Continue reading Minimum wage should be relaxed for disabled people